One of these is the lack of aversives used.
However, this does mean that in order to teach certain behaviours, or to stop certain behaviours, trainers need to be a bit more inventive.
One such invention is the Flirt Pole or Whippit. This device is basically a toy on a string, attached to a pole.
It is used to help teach your dog impulse control, such as responding to stop whistle when there are distractions around.
You can make a whippit at home, but it can be a little tricky getting it right. Fortunately, there is a commonly available product that can do the same job.
Lunge whips were traditionally used in horse training.
But their role as a whippit is of a very different nature.
All you need to do to turn a lunge whip into a whippit, is to attach a toy your dog loves to the end of the cord.
We will be posting an article on the use of the whippit, and will link to it here soon.
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